With celebrities in every scene, viewers keep their eyes peeled to the screen in the hopes of recognizing world-class athletes, top music industry leaders and even high-profiled actors.
The movie is a continuation of the television series, which aired in 2004; the final episode aired in September 2011 with the cast members seamlessly ending in their “right spots.”
The movie picks up with topless girls on Vincent Chase’s (Adrian Grenier) boat alongside his crew of Eric Murphy (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon).
The movie brings back memories of Sex and the City in that many perceive the show as a “boys” rendition of the famed “girls” television show.
The combination of topless models, sex scenes with hot girls and supermodels, such as Emily Ratajkowski, the movie brings together everything men could ever want (including famed athletes such as Seahawks Super Bowl Champion Russell Wilson and New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski).
The plot of the movie feels like a prolonged episode, Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) striving to go above and beyond for his clients in addition to his new role of running a California movie studio.
Spoiler alert: E ends of up Sloane (wait, didn’t the series end that way?), Drama gets the fame he deserves, Loyd (Rex Lee) gets his dream wedding, Turtle finally gets the girl of his dreams (don’t forget, he’s also rich throughout the whole movie), Vinnie gets his directorial debut and Ari gets the fame, fortune and wife per usual.
What’s not to love?
We anticipated the cameos throughout the entire movie, but we didn’t foresee the following:
- Drake rapping in the soundtrack. We knew that Drake and Mark Wahlberg became friends during movie production. While we had high hopes of spotting Aubrey Graham in a scene or two, we could only hear him dropping a track for the high anticipated summer flick.
- Kid Cudi as Ari Gold’s assistant. Take a step back Loyd, because Cudi came through. Not only does Kid Cudi play Ari’s bitch, he’s swagged out in hipster-looking clothing throughout the movie. If rapping doesn’t work out, at least he now has the option to break into Hollywood.
- UFC fighter Ronda Rousey playing a pivotal role. While she can be seen in the trailer, we had no idea she would appear as often as she did. Not to mention, she beat the shit out of Turtle in 30 seconds.
The movie lacks cinematic quality, but the acting reminds us of the television show we loved in the past. While critics deem the movie as “Boobs and Famous People,” the box office will still see a decent amount of ticket sales; solely because the movie is based from our favorite television show.
Entourage hits theaters on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
Entourage fans will love the film, but movie lovers won't enjoy the inside jokes from the television show.6
Acting score 7
Story score 5
Music & SFX score 6